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    preparing your body..

    This is translated as a similultaneous action (while adrenaline is preparing), but it can also be translated as a cause-and -effect (thus it prepares). I know this kind of phrase in writing is for brevity, but for non-native speakers like me, we have think again and again to get the meaning.
    Do native speakers interprete the same way or do they also have a hard time?

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    ex)When you are stressed, your body reacts. The body responds to stressful situations by releasing adrenaline. Adrenaline gives you more energy, preparing your body to respond quickly.

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    Re: preparing your body..

    Most native speakers don't analyse utterances in the way that you do. If somebody asked me for an instant paraphrase of Adrenaline gives you more energy, preparing your body to respond quickly, I'd probably just say, "Adrenaline gives you more energy and it prepares your body to respond quickly".
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    Re: preparing your body..

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    This is translated as a similultaneous action (while adrenaline is preparing), but it can also be translated as a cause-and -effect (thus it prepares).
    I don't agree with the translation- the energy is what prepares your body to respond and not a separate simultaneous thing.

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    Re: preparing your body..

    Not a teacher!

    Just going by the thread title I expected to read something about embalming.

    TomUK

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